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Dr. Jane Greer
106 Cockefair Hall
Department Contacts
Undergraduate Research Advisory Board
Undergraduate Research is a division of Academic Affairs

Important Dates and Deadlines:

Thursday, August 31, 2017 from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
SUROP Poster Symposium
Miller Nichols Library, First Floor Atrium
Contact Jane Greer for more details.

Thursday, August 31, 2017from 4:00 PM to 5:15 PM
Location TBD
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Friday, September 15, 2017 at 5:00 PM
Deadline for SEARCH Applications
Please note that the SEARCH application is going online. Students should plan to submit early so that faculty mentors and department chairs have time to provide recommendation letters and necessary signatures.
Contact Jane Greer for more details.

Friday, November 3, 2017 at 5:00 PM
Deadline for Nominations for Undergraduate Research Day at the Capitol
Contact Jane Greer for more details.

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Current Programs

  • SUROP—Summer Undergraduate Research Opportunity
    • Provides students with tuition grants ($2,000) and project expenses (up to $1250) to undertake projects during the summer under the supervision of a faculty mentor, who receives a $1,000 stipend. All SUROP students present their work at the SUROP poster symposium in late August.
  • SEARCH—Students Engaged in the Arts and Research
    • Provides students with project expenses (up to $1250) to undertake projects during the academic year under the supervision of a faculty mentor.
  • EUReka Course Development Initiative--(Experiences in Undergraduate Research)
    • Provides faculty with a $2500 stipend for developing 100- and 200-level courses that embody key characteristics of undergraduate research & creative scholarship (mentoring; the use of widely accepted research/artistic methodologies; a contribution, however modest, to existing knowledge; and dissemination.)
  • URD@C--Undergraduate Research Day@ the Capitol
    • Provides undergraduate researchers and artists with opportunity to share their work with state legislators and other stakeholders in Jefferson City, MO. In partnership with other UM-system campuses.
  • Annual Symposium of Undergraduate Research & Creative Scholarship
    • Provides students from across the university with opportunity to present posters, read papers, make oral presentations; undertake performances. Presentations of Distinction made in 6 divisions: Arts & Humanities; Biological & Life Sciences; Computing & Engineering; Physical and Natural Sciences; Social & Behavioral Sciences; and KC Works, an interdisciplinary division that focuses on research and artistic work embedded in the local community. Faculty mentors (up to 3) are also recognized with awards for Excellence in Mentoring Undergraduate Researchers, Scholars, and Artists.